Christmas Revels Press and Media

So the shortest day came, and the year died...

Each mid-winter, the Revels brings to life a grand celebration of traditions and cultures from around the world. We create joy with the songs, dances, and stories—present in every culture—that mark the turning of the year in all its forms. We build community and connection through our unique theatrical production, connecting audience and performers, and reminding us that, within our diversity and across generations, there is a beautiful continuity of human experience!

With the skirling of pipes and the swirling of kilts, the 2017 Christmas Revels celebrated the turning of the year in Scottish style. We reveled in the land of Robbie Burns as we passed the shortest day in song, dance, and spirited folk tales. There were haggis and Hogmanay, first-footing, wool-waulking, mouth music, and even Guising! Of course the Lord of the Dance welcomed all, and the Abbots Bromley Antler Dance cast its mysterious spell. Scots and visitors of all ages gathered with the clans to observe the return of the sun in the Bay Area’s most treasured holiday tradition.

Who knows what the 2018 Christmas revels will bring?

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